Present air quality over Holland, Belgium (to estimate visibility)

Creating nice landscape photographs requires good visibility (doc).
This is often not the case however, due to high humidity and/or air pollution.
This page links to (pictorial) information regarding the current state of air pollution over Holland and surrounding areas,
as far as that is relevant for evaluating current and expected visibility.




Present level of particulate matter over the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany.

pm10 Netherlands rivm
current pm10 over Holland, by RIVM.       Table.     Prognosis.
Eindhoven station 1.     Eindhoven station 2.     Mauritsstraat.


pm10 Netherlands rivm
Current visibility (meters) over Holland, by KNMI.


Rain radar, by Buienradar.

For pm2.5 in Rotterdam area see this site by DCMR.



 





Current pm10 over Belgium, by IRCEL - CELINE.
Table 1.      Table 2.      Quality index.



pm10 Belgium IRCEL CELINE





Yesterday's pm10 over Germany, by Umwelt Bundes Amt.       Table (Nordrhein-Westfalen)



pm10 prognosis for Nordrhein-Westfalen, by LANUV NRW.


backward trajectory prognosis, by RIU.



Weather charts, satellite images


European relative humidity, by Hamweather and El Dorado weather. Below: temperature.




Surface wind and pressure, by Meteoliguria.


Jetstream, by Meteoliguria.




   
Rain radar, by Buienradar (second image: rain radar for Eindhoven area). Third image: pollen forecast, by pollennieuws.

           
Weather prediction (dutch), from Teletekst.
Ensemble verwachting (KNMI).



Satellite images, from Sat24.com.


Satellite images, from Sat24.com.



pm10 forecast, by several institutes.


pm10 prognosis for Europe, by Prev'Air.


pm10 prognosis for France, by Prev'Air.


pm10 prognosis for west/central Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.


pm2.5 prognosis for west/central Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.


pm10 prognosis for Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.


pm2.5 prognosis for Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.



pm10 and pm2.5 prognosis for Europe, by SILAM.


pm10 prognosis for Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.

pm10 prognosis europe RIU
pm10 prognosis for west/central Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.

pm10 prognosis europe RIU
pm10 prognosis for Europe, by RIU, using EURAD model.




Air quality prognosis for Aachen.


Air quality prognosis for Duisburg.


Air quality prognosis for Berlin.


Air quality prognosis for Dresden.


Air quality prognosis for Koln.


Air quality prognosis for Hamburg.


Air quality prognosis for Paris.


Air quality prognosis for Warsaw.


Air quality prognosis for Bucuresti.


Air quality prognosis for Athina.


Air quality prognosis for Oslo.


Air quality prognosis for Moscow.


Air quality prognosis for Duisburg, by LANUV NRW.


Air quality prognosis for Koln, by LANUV NRW.



Humidity


Relative humidity, by Find Local Weather.


Relative humidity, by Weather underground.



Visibility


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.


Visibility, by Weather underground.



Desert dust (forecast)

Desert dust forecast
Desert dust forecast, by TAU WeRC.

Desert dust forecast
Desert dust forecast, by TAU WeRC.


Desert dust forecast, by Prev'Air.

Desert dust forecast Desert dust forecast Desert dust forecast
Desert dust forecast, by University of Athens.



Sea salt (forecast)

Sea salt forecast
Sea salt forecast (AOD), by NASA.

Sea salt forecast
Sea salt forecast, by TAU WeRC.



All kinds of aerosols ... (by NASA)










The images below illustrate how air pollution can affect visibility.

Nederland netherlands Eindhoven winter smog haze pm10 fijnstof luchtvervuiling
Wintersmog over Eindhoven (January 10, 2009, 14h00 (pm10=90 µg/m3); pm10 in Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on that day).

Nederland netherlands Eindhoven smog haze pm10 fijnstof luchtvervuiling
Mild smog (or haze) over Eindhoven (September 20, 2009, 14h40; data from knmi and rivm: relative humidity = 78%; T = 20oC; pm10 = 59 µg/m3; visibility = 4000m).



Eindhoven skyline Admirant Regent Vesteda netherlands clean air
Clean air over Eindhoven (January 30, 2010, 15h30; data from knmi and rivm: relative humidity = 80%; T = 0oC; pm10 = 12 µg/m3; visibility = 19300m).




           

View from the Gulberg near Eindhoven (when visibility is good).




pm10 life expectancy CAFE particulate matter
source, wiki, scientific publication.


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